Swap-bot Time: December 9, 2018 6:38 pm


Date Joined: October 15, 2017
Last Online: December 9, 2018
Birthday: August 22
Country: United States

About Me

A Giant Thank You to everyone who has shared or sent cards about my personal share story here and about your recovery story. I treasure all the deep personal talks and letters.

Happy Holidays to everyone! Thank you for coming to my profile!

This week, I just started working from home. It has been magnificent! I cherish all the extra time to do crafts and write letters.

Nature walks and wandering around trails along barren coastline are what I love. I also adore swimming, dancing, yoga... when I’m not reading, writing, and crafting.

This year we adopted a puppy, Sunny. She’s from a local animal shelter, part terrier and part chihuahua. I usually prefer big dogs but she’s a good egg. And pretty smart. She loves stones and rocks like me Sabrina, my step-daughter, and Carl, my husband. She often digs up stones to give to me. We save the collection on our work table. One of our craft tables.

I was brought up conservatively and sheltered from all the free love of 1969 and hippie freedom. But I find that I’ve embraced that Bohemian attitude but there’s still an element of conservative structure inside me. So I’m eclectic.

For style, I’ve been experimenting with various art forms and mediums: alcohol inks, acrylic, watercolor, gelatos, chalk paint, collage, and more. I’ve been a repressed artist and I’m letting all of my inner artists out to play.

I swim at dusk since my work schedule switched to earlier. Any time I’m in the water is a good time.

I’ve been in various 12 step groups for recovery, AA, Al Anon, SLAA. I’ve done lots of varieties of therapy and I feel like I still need more but art seems to be my main therapy lately,

Favorite Crafts

I haven't met a craft I don't like yet. I have been experimenting with everything!

Favorite Films, TV Shows, Book

Books, Music, Films: I love films. I regularly go to the public library here in San Francisco and check out tons of books, music & film.

Books: currently reading in fiction everything by Ursula LeGuin, Paolo Bacigalupi, Neil Gaiman, Hugh Howey, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson.

In November 2018, I’m reading Murakami’s latest book.

Non-fiction topics: I listen to cooking & home improvement shows, political shows/watch a lot of news; environmental stuff, travel channel, I even watch the home shopping networks lately.

Wish List

I'm completely open to what you send. I don't have any specific wishes. Thank you sending anything at all!


I love all colors. Here are a few ideas to throw around: jewel colors like bright vivid purple, red, pink, red.

I love seasonal colors: for Autumn-- pumpkin, cinnamon, cardamon colors.

For the Winter-- sparkling, shimmering, crystals, icing I love all these styles.

For Spring-- pastels and soft colors have been captivating me I love the spring. Rain, thawing snow, little baby leaves and animals.

For Summer, I love tropical colors and also the blue water, the sandy beach, and flowers.

I love Art: Impressionist painters like Monet, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec. There are so many to list Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Andy Goldsworthy, even Mark Rothko.

And Dada-like the cut out words.

Surrealist Artists such as Magritte and Dali and more.


Zefaniya rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks.
LisaLaughs rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you & Merry Christmas!!
Kathy821 rated for CHRISTMAS CARD US - Nwbie Frdly on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous card! It's so pretty. The die cuts and things you enclosed are very nice and already will be using one. I'm so sorry for your lost. Although, I still see Jessica once a week, it's still hard to understand since she had such a bright future. Merry Christmas and hope you have a blessed New Year!
laterdayze rated for JALTWCT- Christmas cards Swap on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Love the card! Glittery ones are my favorites <3
Traceyk rated for Happy Little Notecards #83 on Dec 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute notecard!
Response: Yay! I’m glad you got it. I’m always happy to write to you! 💜❤️💕
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and extras!
Response: Thanks for hosting so many swaps and swapping with me.
BeverlyGray rated for Swap a Tag 🏷 #2 on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: Cute tags!
Response: Yay! I was nervous they are my first tag creations!!
Winegeek rated for Gluttony ATC on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: What a fabulous swap. I love the ATC, then the old postcards, I always look for them at Antique shops and then the 2 stones. WOW, one of them is tourmaline and that is my number one gemstone, thanks again!!!
Response: Thanks I’ll send you a private note! Super glad you like it!!
AnnaL rated for ATC #6: MONTH of NOVEMBER 2018 on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much Maria for making me a Nov ATC, I really appreciate it. AnnaL.
Response: Glad you liked it!
MomOfPoms rated for Fall Fun ATC 2018- Gratitude on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much! Brightened my day.
Response: Awww I'm happy. Thank you for rating me.
Klbbird2 rated for Voodoo - You too? ATC International on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Got it! Love it! Thank you for the resend and I love the ATC!! :)
Response: Great!! Yes I loved participating in this swap. Thanks for giving me the chance to send it the second time.
1koolkrafter rated for Shapes #1- Circle Swap on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you! I’m like you and take a bit to write back, but I will definitely get back to you!
Response: Thank you, yes it’s very freeing to write with inspiration rather than a deadline.
SamiE rated for SUSA - Send 3 ATCs w/ a Queen on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Many, many thanks for the Queen cards and the goodies you sent. Yes, I am Queen For a Day!!!!
Response: Yay! You know it’s good to be a queen now & then!
Flenstad91 rated for Random Questions on Nov 8, 2018
Response: Thank you for the heart.
montigneyrules rated for Uniquely Me #8- Color! on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: I didnt think much of gold until I had my wedding. It was Alice in Wonderland themed, so one table required gold candlesticks. I suddenly wanted to buy so many gold things. It makes me feel warm more than rich and gawdy
Response: Yes! This was a therapeutic swap! Glad to hear you relate to my gold aversion & then love.
oetje72 rated for Am I feeling Blue? ATC swap on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely atc s. And thanx for the extra s.
Response: So sweet! And you’re welcome for extras!
vlhafer54 rated for ATC #5: MONTH of OCTOBER 2018 on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you - love the ATC!
Response: Great! That makes me happy!

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sfcorrespondence on Nov 22, 2018:

Hello! I'm Micaela in San Francisco. I noticed we were in the same Autumn and Winter Swap group and just wanted to say hi since you were in the bay area as well! Hope you are doing well and Happy Thanksgiving! :)

hamolla22 on Nov 17, 2018:

Hello! Regarding your question for “Swap a Tag 🏷”, any size and shape for the tags is allowed! Up to you ☺️

LizzyJo on Aug 19, 2018:

It was Van Halen's contract that required no brown M & Ms.

Kellpepper on Apr 28, 2018:

Thank you for joining my swap! I am also pretty sure I have a 1/2 finished letter finish for you.

TC on Oct 16, 2017:

Hey there! I’m not doing much crafting right now but I’m open to an easy postcard swap if it would help you get ratings to get started. Let me know. :) (I also invited you to Newbie Helpers.)

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